Community CVS is working in partnership with volunteers, groups and organisations to support the Covid-19 Community Response in the Borough.

Find out what we’re doing to help and how you can get involved

Read our latest COVID-19 update


Volunteers’ Week1st-7th June 2020 – is an opportunity for us to recognise the incredible work that our volunteers have done or are currently doing for our communities, especially during this most difficult of times.

As we are in lockdown and not able to run Volunteers Week events or award ceremonies in public venues, the Volunteers Week partnership group representing groups and organisations from across the community, have created a Facebook page. The group are also running virtual meetings. If you’d like to join, please e-mail kate.lee@communitycvs.org.uk.

We are collecting short video clips and combining it into a volunteers week video to recognise the enormous value of our local volunteers. Please can you ask any of your volunteers if they would be willing to do a short (around 30seconds) video message which includes: –

– their name
– what they do as a volunteer plus the name of the group they volunteer for
– and why they enjoy it

Once they’ve done this please send it to kiran.sadiq@bwdcarers.org.uk or via WhatsApp – 07794412501.
Please send videos by Friday 8th May.

Plus If you would like us to post a message from you to thank your volunteers please send us your post (with a photo if you have one) so we can add it to Facebook and twitter etc or tag @CommunityCVS.

Send posts/videos/photos to info@communitycvs.org.uk, kiran.sadiq@bwdcarers.org.uk or via WhatsApp – 07794412501.

Thank you for the amazing work that you all do for our communities.


Community Volunteer Awards 2020

Celebrating the Borough’s unsung heroes.

Nominations now open!

Do you know a volunteer, have a neighbour or know of any business or organisation making a real positive difference to the lives of residents and communities in Blackburn with Darwen?

Why not nominate them for an award?

Please note: due to the current COVID-19 situation the ceremony will be rescheduled at a suitable future date. Nominations will still be open as many volunteers and groups are doing heroic things to help in the situation. We will keep you posted with any new developments..

You can find the nomination forms here.

Plan for the future

Community CVS can offer business support to third sector organisations.

Identifying organisational need through a full diagnostic report.

Develop and implement a realistic growth and sustainablity plan.

Understand how to address barriers and construct sulutions resulting in a clear strategy.

  • Please call or e-mail Lynn Trickett now to check if you are eligible.